The guide provides some starting points for your research on China at Duke. If you have in-depth questions, comments about this website, want to suggest a title for purchase, schedule a library instruction session, or set up a personal research consultation, please contact me (email@example.com).
Duke’s Chinese collection focuses on contemporary economics, politics and society, public policy and popular cultures and Buddhist and avant-garde art history. Search in Duke catalog to find Chinese language materials:
In general, enter the Pinyin for each Chinese character with a space, such as Ying Han Da Ci Dian for 英漢大詞典. However, sometimes you need to join syllables, examples:
Chinese searches entered in keyword searches retrieve records across Chinese, Japanese and Korean. Terms can be combined using Boolean operators; you can also combine terms in different languages -- Chinese characters, Japanese kana, Korean Hangul and English. Character adjacency is the default, so combining characters will produce results for the compound not the single characters.
Duke has a longstanding cooperative collection development agreement with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). Search at TRLN http://search.trln.org/ to find titles at both Duke and UNC.